Office of Continuing and Professional Education
The Office of Continuing and Professional Education, headquartered at the Business Resource Center, offers a variety of noncredit courses throughout the year. These courses are designed for professional growth and personal enrichment and include topics ranging from technology training and business to fitness and the arts.
Continuing and Professional Education also provides driving programs including Defensive Driving, Motorcycle Safety, Five-Hour Prelicensing, and Driver’s Education in cooperation with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.
Courses are conveniently scheduled for days, evenings, and weekends, either at the Stone Ridge campus or at the BRC on Ulster Avenue in Kingston.
Development Center for Business (DCB)
The Development Center for Business (DCB) offers continuing education for business professionals in the areas of management, computer skills, healthcare, office skills, and technical topics. Opportunities for licensure and recertification are available for a variety of professions, including water utilities managers, energy auditing, personal trainers and real estate. Courses are offered throughout the year at the BRC and at the Stone Ridge campus.
DCB also provides customized employee training programs for local employers. Since 1982, the Center has been a training provider for local businesses, manufacturers, and nonprofit organizations in the areas of human resources, computer, and management training. Designed to meet company-specified needs, programs are flexible in regard to location and hours.
Mid-Hudson Health and Safety Institute
Although headquartered on the main Stone Ridge campus, the Mid-Hudson Health and Safety Institute is a component of the Office of Continuing and Professional Education. The Mid-Hudson Health and Safety Institute assists business and industry in developing programs to reduce worker risk and increase productivity, while complying with mandated Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) requirements. The Institute provides consultation and assessment, awareness, and training to clarify mandates, tailoring training to specific health and safety needs.
In addition, the Institute houses Ulster County’s Traffic Safety and Injury Prevention Program, sponsored through the Traffic Safety Board and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Educational and informational programs, together with a resource library, are available to community organizations at no cost.