The world of Continuing and Professional Education has evolved over the past several years, creating a welcoming environment to learn about new technologies, train for new career paths or to enhance your current career and to join friends and co-workers for personal enrichment classes.
Learn more about these opportunities at SUNY Ulster’s Continuing and Professional Education Open House on August 23, 2012 from 5 - 7 pm at the Business Resource Center (BRC) on Ulster Ave. in Kingston.
            Among the career-related program offerings are courses that lead to certification through the Building Performance Institute (BPI), clean energy technology, green building for LEED professionals, solar manufacturing, helicopter and fixed wing, medical, health care, personal trainer, Water Treatment Plant Operator, and CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor) Certificate Training Program.
            Free workshops at Open House will include:
New Horizons in Green Operations
U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC) initiatives, changes in federal and NY state policies, tax incentives, regional product availability and new technical innovations. Evadne Giannini and Jeffrey Domanski of HospitalityGreenLLC will provide information on the new horizons in “green” operations. Come and learn how knowing and using these changes can affect your career.
Clean Energy Technology Training Resource Center
Funded by the NY State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), this resource room is open to the public and located at the Business Resource Center in Kingston. The room is stocked with the latest articles on different renewable energy technologies as well as news articles about local renewable companies. Come pick up a copy of the latest solar magazine or inquire about our Clean Energy
Technology Training and Energy Efficiency courses.
Energy Efficiency - How You Can Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
Join us as Pat Courtney-Strong from Energy $mart Communities and Richard Creter, BPI Instructor talk about energy efficiency homes and resources available to homeowners to make their home more efficient. Learn about career pathways into energy efficiency careers.
Advanced Manufacturing
Manufacturing is alive and well in Ulster County.  Seats available for our Fall 2012 program.  Come learn about some of the Advanced Manufacturing that is happening in Ulster County.                                    
So You Want to Be a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
If you ever thought about becoming an addiction counselor or are currently working with chemically dependent people but are not yet credentialed, this session can get you on your way. Workshop is from 5 - 6 pm.
Ethics in Substance Abuse Counseling
Using a self-assessment test, participants will have an opportunity to explore and discuss their own ethical beliefs as they relate to the client/counselor relationship. We will review and discuss scenarios of ethical dilemmas, specific to the field of Substance Abuse Counseling and Recovery. This class will provide 3 hours towards the required 15 hours of Ethics Training for Chemical Dependency Counselors. Certificate will be awarded at the end of class to those students who pre-register. Workshop is from 6 - 9 pm.
Helicopter and Fixed Wing School
Come fly with us!  Seats still available in our Fall Helicopter and our Fixed Wing classes.  Instructors will be on-hand to answer questions.
Information will also be available on Living Home Design, Tropical Field Ecology, Amateur “Ham” Radio, Life Coaching, Living Infrastructure, motorcycle, and the Senior Computer Learning Center. Representatives from SUNY Ulster’s Admissions and the Ulster Works OneStop will be on hand to answer questions.
Participate in a demonstration of Line Dancing or an author event with Dara Lurie who will do a short reading from her book 'Writing for Personal Evolution' followed by audience interaction with questions and an optional creativity exploration.  Instructor Susan Kopyar will exhibit examples of art that have been painted by her students.
Fall classes are held from September through December.  Refreshments will be served and a raffle for a free class will be held. For more information on the Open House and spring program, call (845) 339-2025 or visit