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Professional Development

Summer 2023 Community Education Professional Development Courses

View a PDF of the Summer Workforce Development and Community Education Course Book

Basic Computer Software Specialist Certificate

Students must participate in and complete the following four courses in order to earn this introductory certificate:

  • CFP 409 Intro to Windows
  • CFP 411 Intro to Excel
  • CFP 412 Intro to Word
  • CFP 401 Intro to Power Point

For course information please refer to the Summer Computer Courses.

Bartending 101 - Creative Mixology

Mondays,  May 22 - June 26
6-9 p.m.
CRN# 60395  
CFP 516-51
Fee: $325

This course will provide you with the basic skills needed to work at and manage a bar that serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. It will introduce basic production processes and varieties of alcoholic beverages. Laws and procedures related to responsible alcohol service will be explored and reviewed. Students will become certified through the Training and Intervention Program for Servers of Alcohols (TIPS). Materials fee: approximately $30 for a TIPS booklet to be purchased through the instructor prior to class. Please email the instructor at Students successfully completing this course will receive a certificate. Students must be 18 years of age or older. Register for Bartending 101.

Getting Paid to Talk: Intro to Voice-Overs

Tuesday, July 18
6:30-9 p.m.
CRN# 60345  
CFP 725-51  
Fee: $35

This course will be held at Voice Coaches, 26 Vly Road, Colonie, N.Y., 12205. 

From audio books, training material, animation, gaming, and commercials to socially relevant content, television, and more, today’s voice-over field has become a great way to leverage your individual interests, voice qualities, and communication skills in a whole new way. Learn about how the industry really works today, trends in opportunity in the community, and areas of future growth, and hear about the top traits casting professionals look for when hiring voice professionals. Students will also hear samples from working voice-over artists. Because this class is small, students will have the opportunity to record a sample professional voice-over under the direction of our instructor, who can offer feedback and advice. If you’ve ever wondered how to begin in voice-over part-time, full-time, or for supplemental or retirement income, this workshop is a great, upbeat, and realistic first step. Register for Getting Pain to Talk: Intro to Voice Overs.

Notary Public Review – Online Courses

Section #1:

Monday, July 19
1-4:30 p.m.
CFP 201-51
 Fee: $100

Section #2: 

Thursday, August 7
1-5 p.m.
CFP 201-52  
Fee: $100

This online course will prepare students for the New York State Notary Public test and provide a comprehensive view of the Notary Public office. Confusing laws, concepts, and procedures will be clearly explained and examples will be provided to discuss situations that a Notary Public officer is likely to encounter. All materials will be provided. Register for Notary Public Review.