Programs for Professionals

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

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Courses

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
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 8/29 - 12/16 ZPED-070 500 14 seats left $1050Call for more information

Biotechnology in the High School Teacher Workshop

Hudson Valley is pleased to be able to offer a hands-on high school teacher workshop focused on bringing biotechnology into the classroom. During this three-day workshop, teachers will learn how to conduct two molecular based lab projects: a PCR-based Crime Scene Analysis lab and an ELISA lab.

The Crime Scene Analysis lab will focus on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and its forensic application. Teachers will learn how to set up PCR reactions, prepare and run gel electrophoresis, and analyze the PCR results. In addition, we will discuss common lab errors and how to troubleshoot potential issues that may arise in the classroom.

The ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay) lab is a very simple lab that can be accomplished in a single 45-minute period. It is an exciting way to teach immune system function, epidemiology, and biodefense. By bringing an ELISA lab into the classroom, teachers will share areal diagnostic procedure with their students.

The Biotechnology in the High School workshop will be offered August 16-18 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hudson Valley is pleased to be able to offer a hands-on high school teacher workshop focused on bringing biotechnology into the classroom. During this three-day workshop, teachers will learn how to conduct two molecular based lab projects: a PCR-based Crime Scene Analysis lab and an ELISA lab.

The Crime Scene Analysis lab will focus on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and its forensic application. Teachers will learn how to set up PCR reactions, prepare and run gel electrophoresis, and analyze the PCR results. In addition, we will discuss common lab errors and how to troubleshoot potential issues that may arise in the classroom.

The ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay) lab is a very simple lab that can be accomplished in a single 45-minute period. It is an exciting way to teach immune system function, epidemiology, and biodefense. By bringing an ELISA lab into the classroom, teachers will share areal diagnostic procedure with their students.

The Biotechnology in the High School workshop will be offered August 16-18 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Before registering for this course please read the following policies: 

Wenda Quidort, Instructor

Biotechnology in the High School Teacher Workshop
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays, 8/16 - 8/18
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ZPFP-255 700 8 seats left $0

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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Wednesday, 7/6
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ZPFP-013 700 0 seats left $30Section Full

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Tuesday, 7/12
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Wednesday, 7/20
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Monday, 8/15
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Monday, 8/22
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tuesday, 8/23
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tuesday, 8/23
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Wednesday, 8/24
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Thursday, 8/25
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Thursday, 8/25
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Saturday, 8/27
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Saturday, 8/27
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ZPFP-013 711 5 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
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 7/11 - 7/25 ZPFP-010 700 6 seats left $49

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in the High School

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is considered to be one of the most useful forms of spectroscopy, due to the detailed atomic structural information that can be determined from its spectra. Hudson Valley Community College, in a partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific, has identified an opportunity to share this technology with high school teachers and students in the Capital Region.

High school science teachers are invited to a half-day professional development course on NMR spectroscopy. After completing the training, teachers will be allowed to borrow two benchtop picoSpin NMR spectrometers for their science students during the academic year. There are a variety of experiments possible with the NMR spectrometers; teachers may even be able to design their own!

The NMR in the High School training will be held on August 15, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Hudson Valley Community College’s Science Center.

Before registering for this course please read the following policies: 

Erin Rennells, Instructor

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in the High School
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Monday, 8/15
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
ZPFP-074 700 14 seats left $0

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
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 8/1 - 8/15 ZPFP-016 700 7 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.

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

Course will be held in the Administration Building, Room 103

William Sickinger, Instructor

 

Security Guard on the Job 16 Hour Training
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Tuesday, 7/26
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Thursday, 7/28
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday, 7/30
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ZSEC-011 700 20 seats left $160

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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)