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.

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.

COVID-19 Information and Updates for On-Campus Courses

Eddie Mosso, Instructor

8 Hr Pre-Assignment Sec Guard
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Wednesday, Thursdays, 2/23 - 2/24
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ZSEC-010 600 11 seats left $85

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, 2/28 - 6/24 ZPED-070 600 14 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, 4/7
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ZPFP-013 600 11 seats left $30

Helping Children Handle Grief

This workshop will assist current and future teachers, administrators, counselors and support staff in helping children handle grief. Typically, we consider grief to be a very adult concept. However, many of the children we work with have encountered grief in their own lives, and it is crucial that we know how to help them to navigate through this very complicated process.  This workshop will cover the most current research and applicable techniques that can be used to aid students in coping with grief and moving forward with their lives.

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

Course will be held in Higbee Hall, Room 200

Carla Gleason, Instructor 

Helping Children Handle Grief
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Wednesday, 3/30
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZECD-041 600 15 seats left $29

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.

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Diane Teutschman, Instructor

Id & Reporting Child Abuse
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Online, 2/21 - 3/7 ZPFP-010 600 13 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.

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

Course will be held in Fitzgibbbons Health Technologies Center, Room 153

Karen DuJack, Instructor 

Infection Control
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Monday, 3/21
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZPFP-011 600 15 seats left $35

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. Registrations must be received by Feb. 7, 2022 for this course.

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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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Saturdays, 3/5 - 3/12
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sundays, 3/6 - 3/13
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
ZPED-025 600 12 seats left $950

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. 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.

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, 3/5
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
ZPED-026 600 10 seats left $350

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, 3/21 - 4/4 ZPFP-016 600 13 seats left $29

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
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Tuesday, 4/26
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Thursday, 4/28
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday, 4/30
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ZSEC-011 600 20 seats left $160

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Get in Touch

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)